I just had such a great lesson yesterday, I am writing it up here so I can remember it. Maybe some other teachers will find it useful, too.
Teaching points were: pronunciation of /ae/, language of machines, passive voice in present simple tense for describing processes
Students are two middle aged colleagues at a company that produces oil. One is a lab tech, the other is in finance/administration
- Warmer. I made 3 columns on board titled nouns/ verbs/ adj and asked Ss to write appropriate words containing the ae sound in the columns. I had one example for each column already in.
- Pulled up lots of language, eg seasons, months, days
- S at board, T out of limelight
- They had to talk
- Oil refining
- Elicit steps of refining vegetable oils, T put up
- Makes Ss experts, it's their field, speak confidently because know it
- I got important details about their jobs, expertise eg office worker S knows oil
- Create first step in passive sentence, The rapeseed is pressed.
- Show/elicit form
- Explain use, present simple passive to describe a process
- Ss created further steps of oil refining T helped make passive sentences
- Telephone listening - fresh topic, turn away from efforts with passive
- Listen 2 times, let them panic, get 1-2 words
- Read and listen
- Read out loud to each other
- Listen one more time
- Close, next lesson repeat/revise/practice passive and telephone